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Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Dave Lindsay

11:08 PM

Peter: Try having the aerial lead out for the first 50% of the scan.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
3:30 AM

I have a Panasonic TV and Recorder. Doing an Auto Tune on each they tune into Ch 53, 60,50,59 and 55, these being the Oxford Transmitter. During the day while watching the News on BBC1 I have noticed that the TV shows BBC South Regional News whereas the Recorder shows Look East. Over the last weekend both showed BBC South.
Looking at the EPG for the coming weekend it would appear that Look East is not transmitted over the weekend.
I would appreciate any explanation for this anomaly

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Mike's 1 post GB flag
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7:53 AM

Mike: If you are referring to this being observed when simply toggling between the two devices then the recorder's BBC has to be tuned to the mux Ch27 from the Sandy transmitter rather than Oxford's mux Ch53.

Carry out a signal strength test on the recorder and check the mux channel being indicated along with the strength / quality, if indeed Ch27 is being indicated then either try carrying out another auto-tune which "might" correct the problem, or alternatively carry out another auto-tune on the recorder whilst the aerial is removed to blank out anything already stored, once completed reinsert the aerial and "manually" tune Oxfords Ch53 storing the results, then use the add channels facility on the recorder (should it have this) to add the remaining mux channels.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Thursday, 27 June 2013
12:27 AM

C25 506hz not being received now no signal only have standard and hd BBC etc poor as paying same fees as everyone else receiving way more channels

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simon's 2 posts GB flag
12:37 AM

Glossop town center.

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simon's 2 posts GB flag

1:09 AM

Mike: Did you look in the 800s of the channel list to see if Look East was listed there? If your recorder has an overnight channel scan facility, or a "new channels found" which has been accepted this could account for a re-arrangement of the stored frequencies. Maybe the service with the strongest signal is being placed first in the channel list, rather than automatically choosing the one found first in the scan, as is common on many receivers, or the strength of the Sandy Heath signal was lower for the most recent scan resulting in it being overlooked.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Saturday, 29 June 2013
ray geasley
1:01 AM

why is the red light flashing on my sky box. the remote control will not work while this is happening??????????

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ray geasley's 1 post IE flag
10:57 AM

Congratulations to KMJ,Derby.He hit the nail
right on the head.Absolute joy to read such
a well formulated response.

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dennis's 18 posts GB flag
Saturday, 6 July 2013
10:39 AM

In the Margate area where I live we dread the approach of high pressure and humid conditions because that leads to tiling and loss of signal over most of the Freeview channels. On the 5th July in the evening virtually every channel was blank and it looks as id these conditions are to continue for at least the next week; so frustrating as there are series timers on my recorder. This has been going on for years and the promised improvement at switchover didn't happen. Will this issue ever be resolved? Should I re-orient my aerial from Dover to Essex? The Margate transmitter doesn't carry the channels I want and it's in a place where I can't point my aerial.

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Steve's 3 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

1:18 PM

Steve: That looks like your only other possibility as far as picking up all the channels goes.

However, the prediction (which should always be taken with a pinch of salt) isn't sparkling for Sudbury... but it's your only other real option to get all the channels.

That said, you'll be receiving over a wide expanse of water and in the winter when the mist sets in it might inhibit your reception. Refer to the Sudbury thread and Nick's woes trying to pick up all the channels in Hollesley. Dover reception for him varies, presumably as the mist sets in.

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